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I unpacked the cars today and gave each a couple of laps to see what repairs have to be done.

Oswalds car is out of tyres and the gear is on the track,probably should not have run yesterday. PM sent.

McGregors can gear mesh is RS, will have a look at that Monday,may only be a rear bearing.

Lim's car has had the rear wing fitted back on.

 

Thats about all I have had a chance to do so far.

I am surprised that over half of the cars do not have the rear tyres glued on! Nearly all of these cars chatter and tend to bounce on our tracks,do we simply have more grip than the other tracks?

If you have any preferance for how the tyres are cleaned please let me know,especially those running MJK's as I have never had them work really well down here.

 

Phil


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I think the best way to clean my MJK's is to replace them with whatever you're running. Or resurface your track before the next round. :alcohol:

 

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Paul


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Phil,

 

Can you tell me whether my car is in the what you consider the Non Glue group? I did glue them this time (but i used water based Contact adhesive). Just wanted to see that it has withstood the pressure


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Most repairs are now completed, McGregors has new gears and it now moves when the controller is pressed!

 

Oswalds may be a none starter as I don't have any suitable MJK's and he does not seem to be able to get any.

 

I will try and give then all another run before Tuesday's night qualifying run.

 

We will only be doing qualifying for Shelmore! The owner od Stratton Valley has some other commitments at present but we will still be racing there on Wednesday night.

 

Phil


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Phil, can you please telll me whether the Ortmann tyres on my Lola are still stuck to the rims. I did glue them on but I can't remember whether I used contact or silicone glue. Just not sure if the glue would stand up to the hard usage. :ph34r: Thanks for fixing back my rear wing.

 

P.S. waiting for the Toyota bodyshell to return from Birmingham so I can finish up my WPR car. Hopefully, it'll make the start of the first race in time. :D

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Isn't anything less than 140 grams "a bit on the light side" for your tracks?

 

Paul


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Isn't anything less than 140 grams "a bit on the light side" for your tracks?

 

Paul

 

Paul none of my cars weigh more that 110 grams, it's a matter of tyre choice and weight placement. And then temp of air and track makes a difference , also as the night progress the track get better .( Slider Park anyway ) I weigh Phil's Proxy Car and it's not my place to say but it was not 140 grams

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I think he was having a crack! One of the reasons i think that the Southern Tas cars are heavier is because their tracks are fairly complex with not many free flowing curves that you can get away with a non weighted car, Phil ran a couple of his weighted cars against non weighted cars at slider park and the times were pretty much the same.

Bearing in mind that the Southern guys are running their voltage any where between 11-14 volts on twisty tracks with dog legs!


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Last year Phil's car made a remarkable comeback on the last (Tassie) rounds of the Proxy. His car was setup to be a lot heavier than what we're used to running in Sydney so this year I made my car 110 grams so it wouldn't be too disadvantaged.

 

Only time will tell if I made the right decision.

 

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Paul


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It's very obvious that my Lola is on the "very light side of the scales" since with the standard 18k Mab it could still be fast on the fast tracks of the earlier rounds. Maybe I should have weighed it down a bit more and changed to motor with more grunt so that it can handle the twistier Tassie tracks better, but I chose to keep the car as standard as possible, which I have done, the only non-stock items on it being the Ortmann tyres and about 5gms of lead. Will just have to wait and see how much of a disadvantage that decision has put the Lola in when Round 9 gets underway. :lol:


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Sorry to say that when i have raced non weighted in Hoebart that it isnt a nice experience!

 

I think your car might suffer down that way!!!


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Nearly all of these cars chatter and tend to bounce on our tracks,do we simply have more grip than the other tracks?

Phil

Maybe you should run the next proxy in reverse,and have the Tassie races first

 

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I think it might be the latitude, any thing that far south has to be covered in perma frost thus the need for extra weight. :P


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Round 9 was run at Stratton Valley Tonight. Thanks to drivers Gman,John Batich and Adrian Gray.

 

Also thanks to Rhys, Chris Priest,Dave Gray and Thomas Males who came along to marshall.

 

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Two cars had some small problems ,Steve Stewart lead wire came loose with about 20 seconds remaining in his final bracket and caused some problems and Anthony's gear came loose on the axle both these cars probably lost acouple of lasp because of these problems.

 

Dave Gray ran an almost standard Scalex GT 40 in with the field just to see how an under powered car would perform! I have left it in the results for all to see.

 

Phil


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Congrats Phil, Rhys & Terry. Looks like it's the night of the big boys and barring unforeseen upsets in the final round, Phil's going to have this series all sewn up! :blink: Hopefuly my little Lola won't end up propping up the table. :blink: Thanks to all at Stratton Valley for a job well done. :blink:

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Congrats Phil, that's a massive lead you've got there, should put you back in front for the Proxy series by a mile. Now I know why you don't run MJK's, I know what tyres I'm running next year.

 

And well done Rhys and Terry, nice to see someone else up front.

 

Did Dave's car have weight/tyres/balance setup especially for this track?

 

Cheers

 

Paul


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Dave Gray's car is just set up for all our tracks. I did tyre and convince John to run his Lola as it is set up for his track but he declided. We did qualify it at Shelmore and it did 5.85 withan 18,000 motor!

 

The NSR really suit our tracks and yet still seem to work well on most other tracks. Your MJK's worked reasonably well last night, but the torque of the big motor made it harder to get smooth drive out of the corners.

 

Phil


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Onya Phil great effort :aussie:

time to start thinking on next years.bet there will be a few copies of your setup B)

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I have upgraded the points. These are provisional only until Lenny can check them but I am pretty sure they are correct.

 

 

Progressive points UNOFFICIAL!

 

BIG IMAGE! So us old blokes can read it!

 

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Sorry about the quality but only have paint here at work!

 

I will post some picks of the chassis of the first 3 cars next week, to help any one for next years race. I think my car should have have a bit more weight! Sports racer's car is 10 grams heavier and with different tyres would have been great.

 

Phil

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It's looking like NSRs next year ... congrats to the podium guys, what a great race series!

 

Do we still have a "TBA" Track to go? I still have my eye on a spectacular finish ... :aussie:

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Phil, have you opened the Champers yet? No way anyone can get near you now. May I be the first to congratulate you for winning the round, next round and the series. Well done mate.

 

I've still got max distance travelled but you might get that in 2 weeks time too.

 

Thanks for a hard fought series, can't wait for next year. Anyone for NC1 powered Minis?


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Phil, have you opened the Champers yet? No way anyone can get near you now. May I be the first to congratulate you for winning the round, next round and the series. Well done mate.

 

I've still got max distance travelled but you might get that in 2 weeks time too.

 

Thanks for a hard fought series, can't wait for next year. Anyone for NC1 powered Minis?

Looks like congrats are in order Phil well done nice reliable car and suited to all the different types of track , I know I didn't have a car running this year , but I did have the luck to race the proxy cars on three tracks in Adelaide and enjoyed it . I have followed the series through Auslot and Im going to build a car for next year , when it has been decided on what type of car will be in use for 2008.

Without going back and looking at all the past posts I would like to see if there was a dominant tyre in amongst the cars and venture to suggest it should become a control tyre for next years racers.

Yes? No? Maybe?

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